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MP, ministers inspect Geyzing hospital, quarantine & isolation centres

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020 13:00 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020 07:22 [IST]

MP, ministers inspect Geyzing hospital, quarantine & isolation centres

GEYZING: MP (Lok Sabha) Indra Hang Subba, Agriculture minister Lok Nath Sharma and PHE minister Bhim Hang Subba today inspected the Geyzing hospital here and took stock of the medical resources required during the lockdown and COVID-19 situation.
CMO (west) Dr. Anusha Lama updated the MP and the ministers about the Health department’s preparedness against any health emergencies in West Sikkim and the availability of medicines, transport facilities for the people suffering from medical ailments in the district during the ongoing lockdown.
Dr. Lama informed about the helplines in place to deal with any medical emergency in West Sikkim. “In case of medical emergencies related to pregnant women and infants (below one year), the patient party can dial 102 to avail ambulance facilities at their doorstep while for other medical emergencies, the concerned party can give a call on 108 to avail the ambulance services", she said.
The CMO further informed that ambulance services have been made available in all the eight Primary Health Centres of the west district keeping in view the ongoing lockdown and convenience of the people.
Minister Sharma directed the daily meal supplier of the district hospital to make provision of availability of foods to the persons attending the patients. He assured that financial constraints would be taken care of by the concerned department and the State government.
Later, the MP and the Agriculture minister visited the quarantine centre established at the hostel of Geyzing Girls Senior Secondary School. The centre has five persons of West Sikkim who had returned home from outside the State before the lockdown.
They also visited the isolation centre established at the Ayush Hospital, Kyongsa near Geyzing town and took stock of the facilities available.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi